That value is more theoretical than practical because most farmers aren’t selling their land unless they’re retiring. Instead, its primary impact on active farmers is an increase in land rental rates, said Nick Baker, the UW Extension agriculture agent for Rock County.
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Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center will celebrate 75 years of educating Wisconsin’s youth in the great outdoors on Sunday, Sept. 18, after receiving its largest cash donation in more than 30 years.
According to the University of Wisconsin Extension, the plant often spreads by its roots, which can grow up to 6 feet deep and extend over 60 feet horizontally. It can also spread from seed or small cuttings that fall to the ground.
The photos collected will offer the unique opportunity to view wildlife in their normal routines in the wild and the data will help researchers better understand Wisconsin’s ecological landscapes. Snapshot Wisconsin is a project led by Wisconsin DNR in partnership with University of Wisconsin and UW-Extension
The partners – NRCS, Dunn County Land and Water, University of Wisconsin-Extension, and the CVTC – presented a demonstration and educational farm idea to the county board. They agreed to a five-year lease to implement conservation practices to educate students, partners, and the community on soil health and its benefits.
Justin Hougham, director of Upham Woods and assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. “As we commemorate 75 years of rich history, we also look forward to a promising future of continuing our mission of environmental and leadership education.”
The University of Wisconsin Department of Horticulture and the Marathon County UW-Extension office are inviting the public to attend an interactive field day on organic vegetable variety trials and production.
UW Extension offices across the state will begin a webinar series Thursday on different farm succession topics.
The first webinar will focus on leasing agricultural land and will be followed by a presentation on production costs and farmland rental rates. The workshop will provide information on agricultural leasing rights for both landlords and tenants, according to a news release.
Following several years of complaints and ongoing discussions about the odor of diesel exhaust in the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport basement, where the county’s University of Wisconsin-Extension office is located, the county’s Conservation and UW-Extension Committee backed a motion Monday to move the UW-Extension out of the airport basement to a desirable location acceptable to the office’s staff.
Ehrig will present a program on that project, plus an entomologist from UW-Madison will speak on identifying pollinators and protecting them. Patrick Goggin from UW-Extension Lakes will discuss gardening with native plants to attract pollinators.
UW-Extension Family Living Advice: Starting a new school year is always a big transition for families. Routines can help make the first weeks of school easier for the entire family. Routines are important because they give children a sense of security and control. Children learn what to expect at different times of the day.
From UW-Extension agents: In August, the wasp population peaks up and they actively scavenge foods rich in sweets and carbohydrates which naturally draw them to picnic spots, gardens, and outdoor cookout areas in search of juices and leftover foods in garbage cans, trash bags, and around overripe fruits.